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  1. N-COUNT A gate is a structure like a door which is used at the entrance to a field, a garden, or the grounds of a building.

  2. N-COUNT In an airport, a gate is a place where passengers leave the airport and get on their aeroplane.

  3. N-IN-NAMES Gate is used in the names of streets in Britain that are in a place where there once was a gate into a city.

  4. N-COUNT The gate at a sporting event such as a football match or baseball game is the total number of people who attend it.

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ge͟ɪtA gate is a structure like a door which is used at the entrance to a field, a garden, or the grounds of a building.Examples

He opened the gate and started walking up to the house.

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)gating
Past Participle (Participle II)gated
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I gatewe gate
you gateyou gate
he/she/it gatesthey gate
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am gatingwe are gating
you are gatingyou are gating
he/she/it is gatingthey are gating
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have gatedwe have gated
you have gatedyou have gated
he/she/it has gatedthey have gated
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been gatingwe have been gating
you have been gatingyou have been gating
he/she/it has been gatingthey have been gating
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I gatedwe gated
you gatedyou gated
he/she/it gatedthey gated
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was gatingwe were gating
you were gatingyou were gating
he/she/it was gatingthey were gating
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had gatedwe had gated
you had gatedyou had gated
he/she/it had gatedthey had gated
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been gatingwe had been gating
you had been gatingyou had been gating
he/she/it had been gatingthey had been gating
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will gatewe shall/will gate
you will gateyou will gate
he/she/it will gatethey will gate
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be gatingwe shall/will be gating
you will be gatingyou will be gating
he/she/it will be gatingthey will be gating
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have gatedwe shall/will have gated
you will have gatedyou will have gated
he/she/it will have gatedthey will have gated
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been gatingwe shall/will have been gating
you will have been gatingyou will have been gating
he/she/it will have been gatingthey will have been gating
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would gatewe should/would gate
you would gateyou would gate
he/she/it would gatethey would gate
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be gatingwe should/would be gating
you would be gatingyou would be gating
he/she/it would be gatingthey would be gating
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have gatedwe should/would have gated
you would have gatedyou would have gated
he/she/it would have gatedthey would have gated
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been gatingwe should/would have been gating
you would have been gatingyou would have been gating
he/she/it would have been gatingthey would have been gating
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am gatedwe are gated
you are gatedyou are gated
he/she/it is gatedthey are gated
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being gatedwe are being gated
you are being gatedyou are being gated
he/she/it is being gatedthey are being gated
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been gatedwe have been gated
you have been gatedyou have been gated
he/she/it has been gatedthey have been gated
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was gatedwe were gated
you were gatedyou were gated
he/she/it was gatedthey were gated
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being gatedwe were being gated
you were being gatedyou were being gated
he/she/it was being gatedthey were being gated
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been gatedwe had been gated
you had been gatedyou had been gated
he/she/it had been gatedthey had been gated
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be gatedwe shall/will be gated
you will be gatedyou will be gated
he/she/it will be gatedthey will be gated
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been gatedwe shall/will have been gated
you will have been gatedyou will have been gated
he/she/it will have been gatedthey will have been gated


Common casegategates
Possessive casegate'sgates'